Legislators hurry to pass nursing home laws after Irma deaths

Rick Scott

Legislators hurry to pass nursing home laws after Irma deaths

Mr. Trump applauded the work of Gov. Scott, saying he's been "talked about all over" as well as the work being done in order to restore power to the region.

Calls to Scott and others were routed to AHCA or the Department of Health "and quickly returned", said Scott spokesman John Tupps.

She adds that: "Together, we all hurt with these victims".

The White House Historical Association is a nonprofit association founded in the early 1960s by Jacqueline Kennedy to preserve and provide public access to the White House.

"We are there for you 100 percent", Trump said as he toured the damaged neighborhood, promising that he would be back to Florida "numerous times".

The utility has never before had to deal with a storm affecting its entire service territory, company spokesman Rob Gould said. "Go Congress, go!" Trump tweeted.

Last week's quake killed dozens of people across Mexico. Several hard-hit Caribbean islands, including Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, suffered more than half the fatalities. It was Trump's third trip in less than three weeks to the South to survey storm damage.

In a letter to Scott Thursday, two state senators and one representative from Broward requested that the governor direct the Florida Department of Law Enforcement to take over the criminal investigation.

The trio handed out food and posed for photos as people approached them. One man yelled, "Make America Great Again!" Another told Trump that he "married well".

Hurricane Irma slammed into Southwest Florida last weekend, destroying buildings and snapping trees after causing more extensive damage on the Florida Keys.

Haston, of the assisted living association, said the state's emergency managers worked throughout the week with members of his association, and officials at nursing homes to coordinate the movement of portable generators and other cooling equipment from facilities that had electricity restored to those without it.

President Donald Trump says he wants to cut taxes to help middle-class Americans, not rich ones. They didn't leave then.

He didn't say that Thursday, and he emphasized that wealthy Americans are not his priority. "That's why we are camped out there and doing whatever we can to assist them in this process".

"It's a sad state of affairs", the police chief said.

Florida Sen. Bill Nelson called the deaths in Hollywood "an inexcusable tragedy" and demanded a federal investigation. "So I hope he runs for the Senate".

Though the number of people with electricity has improved from earlier in the week, some 4.9 million people across the peninsula continued to wait for power.

Vice President Mike Pence also spoke in Florida, where he committed the federal government's help in repairing the Sunshine State. At the time, the firm said the forward momentum of Irma should prevent the kind of flooding that has left Texas reeling after Hurricane Harvey.

President Trump is in Florida on Thursday to meet with local officials and first responders to hear of the impacts of Hurricane Irma firsthand.

Scott announced Thursday the Center will no longer receive state Medicaid funds.

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Speaking to reporters in the city of Fort Myers on Florida's west coast after a briefing on recovery efforts, Trump lauded the authorities and residents for their preparedness.

Since last month, Trump has traveled to Texas twice and to Louisiana to view damage from Hurricane Harvey, which made landfall August 25 as a Category 4 storm and dumped more than 50 inches of rain on Houston.

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